This Weekend’s Sportsman’s Show, Complete Fish Stocking List, and Some April 1st Fun!
First things first – the State of Maine Sportsman’s Show kicks off Friday April 1st from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and continues Saturday 9 to 7 and Sunday 9 – 4 at the Augusta Civic Center. What better way to accelerate into spring than by immersing yourself in fishing gear, ATVs, turkey calls and boats! It’s sponsored by The Maine Sportsman in partnership with Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. And while you are there, stop by the Maine Sportsman’s booth and say hello to writers and staff.
And while we’re on the subject of fishing, the 100-page (you read that right – 100 page!) April issue contains an up-to-date and complete list of all stocking done in 800 Maine lakes, ponds and rivers over the past year – brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, splake and landlocked salmon. And after all the hard work DIF&W did to raise and stock one million of those fish, the very least you can do is study the list and then go catch a few!
The pages (did we mention 100 pages?) are full of the content you want and need in order to get prepared for spring and summer – boating, freshwater fishing, salt-water fishing, turkey hunting, ATVs – even upland game, with a primer from Michael Browning on the woodcock you’ll soon hear and see migrating back into Maine.
In addition, you will find designated April Fool’s items, including stories from Tim Caverly, Christi Holmes, Val Marquez, Bill Pierce, Nolan Raymond and others – as well as fun photos sent to our offices by all of you – our readers. Read it, smile, and enjoy.
Our hundreds of loyal readers in Vermont get a treat this month – an experienced regional columnist, Matt Breton, breaking down the deer harvest in the Green Mountain/”Freedom and Unity” state. Matt is
a member of Hal Blood’s Big Woods Bucks organization, and will write knowledgeably each month about hunting, fishing and the Vermont outdoors.
The center spread features the biggest freshwater fish caught in Maine last year – both those that were kept (the “One that Didn’t Get Away” patch club winners) and those trophies that were returned to the water after being measured and photographed (our exclusive “Catch & Release” patch club).
Questions? Contact the editor at Will@MaineSportsman.com or the office staff at Carol@MaineSportsman.com. And we look forward to seeing you at the Augusta Civic Center, April 1 – 3, at the 40th State of Maine Sportsman’s Show.
Will Lund, Editor
The Maine Sportsman magazine